Working Families WF – Working Families Party WFP

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  • The Working Families Party is fighting for a more just world.
  • One where the economy works for everyone. One where politicians are held accountable to working people, instead of big-money backers. One where all of us, no matter where we come from, can find a good job, get healthcare when we need it, afford a home, send our kids to good schools, and have a secure retirement.
  • We’re fighting to bring back the American Dream, and we want you to join us … (full text Issues).
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Address: Working Families Party, 2 Nevins Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA;

About: The Working Families Party (WFP) is New York’s liveliest and most progressive political party. Formed by a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists, and labor unions, we came together build a society that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected. 

We fight to hold politicians accountable on the issues working- and middle-class families care about, like good jobs, fair taxes, good schools, reliable public transportation, affordable housing, and universal healthcare.


  • 2009: WFP-supported candidates usher in a progressive landslide in New York City elections, achieving many historic “firsts.”
  • 2009: With Albany considering massive cutbacks to education, healthcare, and other vital services, the WFP leads a successful fight to raise taxes on the wealthy, preventing the worst of the cuts.
  • 2008: The WFP helps take back the State Senate after 30 years of right-wing Republican rule, and gets more than 150,000 votes for Barack Obama on its ballot line … (read more).

Why vote Working Families?

  • Voting Working Families means voting your values.  It means taking a stand and sending a message about the world you want to see.  One with an economy that works for everyone, where politicians put working people before CEOs, and where basic rights like access to healthcare or time off to take care of a sick family member are upheld.
  • Unlike other political parties, our work doesn’t end on election day.  We’re always fighting – in Albany and in towns and cities across New York – for a working families-friendly agenda, and Working Families votes help push politicians to support progressive legislation. (more)

What’s “fusion” voting?

  • The Working Families Party is a third party with a twist, fusion voting.
  • Fusion voting allows one party (like the WFP) to “cross endorse” the same candidate as another party. The votes from each party are tallied separately, but then combined for that candidate’s total. It gives voters a way to “vote their values” by voting for the party of their choice without spoiling an election.
  • And it lets third parties like the WFP demonstrate support for the issues we’re fighting for. When votes on the WFP’s ballot line help a candidate we’ve endorsed win, we can hold that politician accountable to working people. Big business has plenty of money and power. Fusion helps us even the score.
  • Once common everywhere, fusion is now only legal in New York and a handful of other states. (more)

Do I have to be registered in the Working Families Party to participate?

  • No. Most WFP members and supporters are registered in other parties or are independents. All of them, however, share our vision. They vote on our line, join local chapters to work on campaigns, decide who we should endorse, and fund our work.

Does the Working Families Party ever run its own candidates? … (full text about).

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